Serving with H-E-A-R-T.
Humility. Empathy. Accessibility. Reliability. Trust.
"It has been almost two decades since I was trusted to serve - as an MP, and now as a Minister in the Prime Minister's Officer, Second Minister for Foreign Affairs and Education. What I've learned in this journey is the importance of translating a listening ear to empathy and action. We are all experiencing the crisis of a generation and I'm committed to making sure my constituents have access to me so that I can help them find solutions as we work together towards better lives and opportunities in the community, and in our Singapore."
Dr Maliki Osman currently serves as Minister in the Prime Minister's Office, Second Minister for Education and Second Minister for Foreign Affairs. Prior to his current appointment, Dr Maliki Osman served as Senior Minister of State (SMS) in the Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as well as the Mayor of the South East District. He has been as a Member of Parliament (MP) since 2001 and currently serves in the Siglap division of East Coast GRC (2011-present), having previously served in Admiralty division of Sembawang GRC (2001-2011).
Dr Maliki was born a few weeks before Singapore's independence in 1965. He came from humble beginnings, living in a kampong and sleeping in the corridor outside his family’s one-room rental flat in Toa Payoh.
Dr Maliki is a trained social worker and spent his early professional years working with families facing multiple challenges, including those saddled by domestic violence and substance abuse. He is passionate about helping families in difficulties and improving their well-being. Before joining politics, he taught social work at the National University of Singapore.
Dr Maliki is married to Sadiah Shahal and they have two children, Lidia Syahindah and Adli Mifzal. The whole family enjoys K-Pop, especially K-Dramas. Dr Maliki speaks numerous languages and hones his Mandarin through his love of Chinese period dramas.
He enjoys Teh-O, particularly over a chat with his residents. He is credited with having brought about numerous changes to the Siglap neighbourhood. His contributions for the community include extending financial support access to less privileged, improving connectivity to the neighbourhood, enhancing environmental friendliness and overseeing the rollout of initiatives aimed at better health and safety. He has spearheaded the development of the new Siglap CC which is slated for completion in 2021 which will feature an array of new facilities including a bowling alley. He cares dearly for his elderly residents and provided free daily transport services to bring lonely elderly to the CC for health activities.
Always looking to challenge himself beyond his comfort zone, Dr Maliki has performed dance routines and even learnt stilt-walking to raise funds. Most recently, he sang a popular Cantonese song at an e-Getai show aimed at entertaining seniors at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.